May 8, 2009

Excruciatingly.Painful.Movie

I read the book and then dared to watch the movie. I am not sure which was worse. I should have known better. Awesome (true) story. Almost unbearable to sit through the last 30 minutes. My crying at this movie was a given, 10 year old could have gone either way, whether Dan would stay awake is always the question when we sit down after 8pm to watch ANY movie.....ALL 3 OF US CRIED Audibly for a good 10 minutes. People with older dogs are cautioned strongly to proceed with caution on this one.

"A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."— John Grogan

5 comments:

Jane said...

Richard and Kim had the same reaction. It's amazing how a dog can grab hold of your heart. Enjoyed your poem at This Old Road.

Jennifer W said...

I am avoiding this one.

dan said...

this movie is very true because animals are part of your family. i do recommend this movie but be cautious

smallpines.com said...

Good words. As for the movie, I'll be totally dodging it. PS - And I am going to get my dog a treat right now.

Davielle aka Princess Magpie said...

Corin, I read that book 3 years after our last dog, Molly, had to be put to sleep. I cried for hours that day, and have not got the courage to see the movie. Probably - never. Yet, we did get another dog, our current, Rocky. But just the thought of our Molly, and of "Marley and Me", throws me into a panic. Thanks for posting this -- Marley will touch many people for a long time to come.
;-( - Davielle